4,500 more homes for Canadians

OTTAWA, ON, June 30, 2021 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness. The Government of Canada created a national strategy to build thousands of units and provide affordable housing to people across […]

Extreme heat puts homeless residents at risk

As the temperatures soared over the past two days, community organizations and volunteers were out on the streets distributing water, freezies and sunscreen to Kingston’s homeless population. People without suitable housing are at a high risk of illness during extreme heat events, even as community services provided walk-in cooling centres and distributed water. Earlier this […]

Tenants face uncertain future as developer plans demolition

According to documents submitted to city hall by Fotenn Planning + Design, the potential demolition of Magee’s building and paving of the site is part of a larger plan to redevelop an existing parking lot nearby. Riley Magee returned home from work one day about two weeks ago to find a sign affixed to his […]

After rent hike left her homeless, Moncton woman finally finds affordable home

Karen Brooker and her cat Sassy Girl move into a forever home after a long search for a subsidized apartment Karen Brooker, 60, hopes she has unpacked, and hung her paintings and photographs for the last time. After nearly three years of searching for a permanent, affordable place to live, she and her beloved cat, Sassy Girl, […]